Bloggers, Am I Back — Refund?

Hi all. Happy Monday??? …. Evidently I thought my subscription was up, almost, a month ago. I’ve been waiting and waiting for my refund and haven’t received it! So, what’s a gal to do?

Now, wouldn’t a person utilize something they’ve paid for even if it’s here or there? I mean, for me — I’m not rich. And even if I had money …. I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED THESE MANY DAYS; WEEKS — MONTH!!

So what should I call this blog? I have the faintest clue. I’m rather teed! — says the covered frustration reasonably angered consumer!

Is there a depiction out there to describe when something like this happens? One might think “It’s only a few dollars.” Sadly, rich folks don’t look at “It’s only a few dollars.” Nope. The reason they have is because they take account for every scent; down to the last penny.

What would you do if someone took advantage of you and it cost you something? In recent weeks I’ve been learning the lessons of the Christlike principles. It’s one thing to say you’re a Christian; it’s an entirely different thing to actually act them out!

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I found a depiction! It absolutely positively has NOTHING to do with today’s post …. but ….. heeeey …. it’s a depiction of loveliness!!! 🤣🤣🤣🥰😍😘

Anywho ~ Last week, while at the gym, I was (again) telling my Dad that truth sometimes hurt. Although, a person needs it because it can and will free you, it just hurts at times. Do you know what he told me? “Truth doesn’t hurt! It is what it states ‘IT WILL MAKE YOU FREE’! It is to inform a person no matter what the situation is. The reason why it supposedly hurts is because how the person takes it. It disagrees with what you really want!” Craaaaaaaaaap!!! Now that’s the truth!!

The title just came to me 5:44 PM. “Bloggers, Am I Back — Refund?” Excellent question!

It is apparent I still have a year. Thank you for those who read my “last” post and even decided to join the club of readers! Perhaps, I’ll have something to say!

Until next time ……….Refund Denied said yes, you are back! lol

Relational Bondage?

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We face relationship issues all the time. Be it with a spouse, child, boss, coworker, friend, etc., it’s an ongoing problem that arises! Such moments can sometimes feel like a weight instead of a stretching of ourselves. Yes! A stretch. Who wants to be stretched when we’re already feeling bound by problems with folk? I know I don’t. I’d rather the problem pass and I get the chance to move on. But, we’re likely missing the importance.

Any abuse … GET OUT RIGHT NOW!! That’s not bondage. That’s a dire need to leave the situation. I know oftentimes that some believe they will die at the hands of their abuser, but if you consider the magnitude and this is true … wouldn’t it be better to take the risk to leave (saving yourself) and give yourself a fighting chance than to stay? I didn’t say it would be easy but there are tons a ways to get away! The first step is to decide! Next step is to come up with a plan! Notice I didn’t say just leave. NO! You first come up with a plan (ask a trusted loved one who is on board) then you act!

Okay, let’s get to it …

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I believe this concept can apply to those who are not Christian. The only reason is because there is understanding we all need! There is a standard in life that calls for respect! We all need it and must give it every chance we can get! Again, wisdom is the PRINCIPLE thing! It will guide you in the steps taken:

*Wives, be {The wife is to submit voluntarily to her husband (not to men in general); not as inferior to him, nor in violation of her Christian ethics, but honoring her husband's responsibilities and authority as head of the household.} subject to your husbands [out of respect for their position as protector, and their accountability to God] as is proper and {i.e. not in conflict with Scripture.} fitting in the Lord.
*Husbands, love your wives [with an affectionate, sympathetic, selfless love that always seeks the best for them] and do not be embittered or resentful toward them [because of the responsibilities of marriage].
*Children, obey your parents [as God's representatives] in all things, for this [attitude or respect and obedience] is well-pleasing {as in the Lord's presence} to the Lord [and will bring you God's promised blessings].
*Fathers {this is established as both parents} do not provoke or irritate or exasperate your children [with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by favoritism or indifference; treat them tenderly with loving-kindness] so they will not lose heart and become discouraged or unmotivated [with their spirits broken].

*Whatever you do [whatever your task may be] work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort] as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
*Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward.
It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.
*For he who does wrong will be punished for his wrongdoing, and [with God] there is no partiality [no treatment based on a person's position in life].
Colossians 3:18-21; 23-25 (AMP - Amplified version)

There’s only one way to end this …

Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:7 (AMP)
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Reflections such as these will always be a self examination! We won’t always like what we learn, however, it will be for the betterment of ourselves and for the relationships we hold dear!

Blog Fridays: “Old Wives Tales”

Okay, first, where does ‘old wives tales’ come from? How come it’s old? Where are the old men? Is this expression based on aged women who were sitting around telling stories about their children and spouses? LOL. Too funny! So … “A picture is worth a thousand words.” “Practice what you preach.” “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Are these considered wisdom principles? Is there any truth to its meaning?

Matthew 25:35-40

I sort of agree with the practice preach and not biting the hand ones, but the other two, not so much. First off, what does the ‘picture worth a thousand words’ mean? According to Google search its an adage meaning a picture may convey an idea more quickly and effectively than the written word. I’m not sure about all that. Does this depiction to your right measure up? How sweet it is that there are kind people in the world not only thinking of others but putting those thought into action.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” This partial truth is if a person hit you with sticks and/or stones that would, indeed, hurt. But here is where the untruth may lie ‘ … words will never hurt me.’ According to its meaning insults (words) won’t hurt. I disagree. Everyone has a pressure point. You can only take so many insults before you respond. Guaranteed! I’m not sure what they meant by it won’t NEVER hurt, but do know never is too strong of a dynamic. Words hurt! Period.

And thus a conclusion …. why did I blog about this today? Hmmm, great question. I was talking to a friend until almost 2 this morning and was sharing the importance of having a conversation! In the conversation always be honest with yourself FIRST then (pending the person(s) you’re speaking with) be honest with them. Always be wise in everything you do.

Let wisdom be the principle thing! See where you are then go from there. It will make a world of difference in the long run!

Blog Fridays: Please, Give Up!

Sure about that?

What in the heck?! The world’s mounted platitudes have become ridiculous! A mere assumption, if you will, that it’s THE gateway toward happiness. WRONG!! I disagree with the picture posted: “When you feel like quitting … Think about why you started.” I grant it bears some truth to it, but it empties the entirety of the “Different Situation’s Act” (lol).

Proverbs are around for a reason. They are guides toward wisdom and, because wisdom supposed to be the principle thing we seek after, we should actually take out time to not be so hasty to assume these “such encouragements” are readily the way to go!

I won’t leave you hanging! Example: you and another driver are on the freeway. The other driver is showing great amounts of recklessness when suddenly traffic hits. The lane he/she is in have to merge over because there’s road work ahead. This driver speeds up to pass you noting the highway has reached its end, but you have the right of way. Is it necessarily courtesy that causes you to allow them in or is it because the recklessness prior too? It is this moment you take that “When you’ve started …” and throw it out the window. Concede to defeat! It is better to not cause a wreck than to place yourself and others in harms way. Yes, it won’t always be fair, but that is the way it must be for WISDOM’S SAKE!!

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Wondering

“A fool can be counted as wise if they just … (clears throat) … shutup!” It’s not exactly how it’s quoted in the Bible, yet, packs a power punch of truth! The small things that mean so much as we get older. We are taught early on certain things like our ABCs and 123s. We use them, pretty much everyday. I’m intrigued that we’ve been prepared to go out into the world to deal with the world, yet, unequipped to the wisdom it takes to handle what’s out there.

The play on words are funny. I know you counted because that’s what we’ve been trained to do. Do it again: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, … A, B, C .. (lol). The theme is my wisdom principle for the day. “A fool can be COUNTED as wise …” Obviously, the theme’s count is not the same as the context of the proverb, but, again, it packs a power punch to how some lack wisdom. The account is: “A fool can be counted (included, incorporated, considered, etc.) if they just don’t use their mouth too much; some of your are probably thinking … at all! (LMBO —laugh my butt off).

I guess that will be tomorrow’s blog: “A fool is known by the multitude of words.” They, again, can be 123’d if they just ……. you got it!! (lol)